Monday, October 22, 2018

Imaging Is a Secret Weapon If Managed Properly

Production is a powerful tool, and used effectively, can be an important part of your message and communication. This applies to the station in general, but to air talent in particular. It's perhaps most...

Using Music Beds The Right Way

Many air personalities use music beds in various ways, but most shows do so without a strategic plan or knowing exactly how to. Using music beds can be a great benefit to enhance air...

How to Inject Personality in Show Imaging

Every element on the air should be an opportunity to promote, position and entertain. Everything! It's amazing how small tweaks in building more brand imaging into a radio show can increase the perception of...

Using a Smartphone as Broadcast Quality Microphone

If you've had an idea that involved capturing audio outside of a recording studio, you know how challenging it is. But capturing audio in the field is necessary from time to time. And it's easier than ever because...

Great Imaging Starts With Great Promo Copy

Every radio station runs promotional announcements. They rarely count against the commercial inventory, but make no mistake. Listeners hear them as commercials. They are commercials for the radio station or show. And great commercials...

Don’t Let PPM Kill Your Brand Imaging

Has PPM changed how your station sounds? Probably, if only in small ways. But many stations have allowed PPM measurement to affect brand imaging on their stations. They're convinced that since the meters are...

6 Tricks For Getting Great Listener Audio

I love listener testimonials on the air, as long as they are done right! They add flavor, personality and credibility to positioning and promotion claims. But getting great listener audio isn’t as easy as sending...

Program Jingles: Don’t Just Play Them

There are many different ways to identify your radio station, but many first time programmers (and even some experienced PDs) fall into ruts. They fall in love with programming tactics, then set it and...

The Case For Separate Show Imaging

Radio brands rely on imaging and branding to set a tone for their stations. But what about individual shows? Shouldn’t they use production to support and carve an identity as well? Glad you asked....

Guide To Writing Great Imaging Copy

At many radio stations, the process of writing imaging copy tends to fall into one of two categories: Generic and Creative. There's a massive difference. Imaging Copy: Generic One approach is to create generic, broad and...

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Game: Name That Movie

Name That Movie is a fast, easy game to play anytime you have a lot of prizes to give away, like movie tickets! Or you...